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March 28, 2001

HRT Doesn't Raise Stroke Risk

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JAMA. 2001;285(12):1567. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1567-JQU10002-4-1

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen and progestin does not alter risk of stroke in postmenopausal women with heart disease, according to a report in Circulation: The Journal of the American Heart Association (2001;103:638).

Researchers with the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) found that hormone therapy did not significantly increase or decrease risk of stroke or of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in women who received it.

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